A lovely year-round climate, 7,000 years of history and an affection for the British
Malta is a very tiny island, bless it, but they don't make diamonds the size of bricks. History lovers will be in their element here discovering man-made structures older than the Egyptian pyramids or exploring medieval dungeons and the more than 300 monuments in Valletta, Malta's historic 17th century capital. Take a dip in the shimmering Blue Lagoon on the tiny island of Comino, walk in the footsteps of the Knights of St John or wander the ornate grounds of the San Anton and Verdala Palaces. The sparkling isle of Gozo is just a short boat hop away too, where you'll find excellent wreck diving. However, if you'd rather stay above water then we recommend the fish platter and a glass of chilled Chenin Blanc, nicely rounded off with a sea view from the terrace and another superlative sunset.
Things to do
Enjoy the balmy weather of Malta on one of our all-inclusive hotel breaks as you stay and relax on some of the island's best beaches. Explore a whole host of natural and man-made sights, from the caverns of the Blue Grotto to 5,000-year-old underground necropolises, and megalithic temple complexes. Due to Malta's geographical position it has been of great strategic significance over the centuries and is dotted with forts, defensive walls and towers, as well as an excellent National War Museum. Walking tours take in the islands many sights, while on our special interest escorted tours you can discover hidden walled gardens, the artistic treasures of Caravaggio and much more besides.See All Holidays to Malta